World Band Festival Lucerne



Cultural Centre
Every autumn, the world’s top wind orchestras, ensembles, conductors and soloists meet in Lucerne.
The World Band Festival is Europe’s largest wind music festival. During eight days, over 22,000 guests visit the Culture and Congress Centre Lucerne (KKL Luzern).

The World Band Festival traditionally kicks off with the Besson Swiss Open Contest, a competition involving ten Swiss brass bands.

The official inaugural event, though, is the open-air concert in Europaplatz, which has gained popularity over the years and is broadcast live on Radio SRF Musikwelle. The programme continues with concerts featuring a variety of genres including brass, dixie, swing, jazz and folk music. The World Band Festival is adept at reconciling light music with more high-brow material. Either way, the focus is always on wind instruments. 


21 to 29 September 2024



The World Band Festival takes place at the KKL, right next to Lucerne railway station.


Getting there
World Band Festival Luzern
6002 Luzern